Varnier-Fanniere Rose Brut NV (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
93 AG / 91 WA / 90 WS
The NV Brut Rosé is gorgeous. Bright and energetic, with tons of underlying energy, the Rosé is stellar and also a highlight in this lineup. Lifted aromatics and sculpted fruit add character to this airy, gracious Champagne. The Varnier-Fannière Rosé is built on the Brut Grand Cru, with 20% still red Pinot. The 10 grams of dosage works quite well here. Disgorged: October 18, 2017.
The new release of Varnier-Fannière's NV Brut Grand Cru Rosé was disgorged in August 2019 with 10 grams per liter dosage, and it's a characteristically generous, dramatic wine, bursting with aromas of pomegranate and plum mingled with hints of smoke and warm bread. Full-bodied, ample and muscular, it's rich and textural, concluding with a gently phenolic finish. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
Ripe and juicy hints of maraschino cherry and strawberry preserves are enlivened by orange peel acidity and a chalky underpinning in this balanced rosé. It's fresh and satiny in texture, with ground ginger and floral notes on the finish. Disgorged June 2018. Drink now. - Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus